A heckler briefly interrupted President Barack Obama’s speech to the Israeli people Thursday at a university in Jerusalem, which drew boos from the crowd.
“This is part of the lively debate that we talked about. This is good,” Obama said, brushing off the interruption and drawing applause.
“You know, I have to say, we actually arranged for that, because it made me feel at home,” Obama added. “You know, I wouldn’t feel comfortable if I didn’t have at least one heckler.”
According to a White House pool report, the audience member shouted something about convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for spying on the U.S. for Israel.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)